Peddells Thursday Island Tours – “Linking the Cape to the Torres Strait”.
Established in 1980, Peddells is an award winning, local family owned and operated business offering a year round scheduled passenger ferry service from Seisia (Cape York) to Thursday Island in Torres Strait. Sail the beautiful waters in comfort onboard Peddells MV Torres Magic, the 20 metre 120 passenger catamaran, and marvel at the natural beauty of the Torres Strait.
Tours: Discover an Island rich in history and culture in the comfort of air-conditioned coaches. This tour visits Green Hill Fortress with its sweeping harbour views, underground military and maritime museum and the Pearlshell Divers Memorial (cemetery). Peddells professional local tour guides will delight you with knowledgeable and entertaining narratives.
Service TypesCultural and Theme Tours Free Wifi
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
MembershipRegional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
AccreditationCOVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe
Discover Thursday Island’s hidden past on Peddells comprehensive bus tour. Visit Green Hill Fort and step back in time to 1893. One of the most intact nineteenth century forts remaining in Australia, Green Hill Fort was built in response to a Russian War scare.
The Fort’s now silent 6″ breach loading guns stand out menacingly over the islands’ main approaches. Once a munitions storage space, today the Fort’s underground tunnels and rooms house the Torres Strait Historical Museum. Museum displays are based around the three main Thursday Island historical industry themes; Pearling, Shipping and Military. Green Hill also boasts panoramic views to Horn, Prince of Wales, Hammond and Friday Islands and on a clear day, mainland Australia be sure to bring a camera! More can be learnt of Thursday Island’s history by a visit to the local cemetery. Thursday Island Cemetery reflects the history of occupation since the settlement of Thursday Island in the late 1800′s. A striking Japanese Pearl Diver’s Memorial sits among the many ornate tombstones overlooking Hammond Island to the north.
The Peddells Thursday Island Tour offers all this plus a scenic drive around the island while your expert guides deliver a comprehensive, entertaining and informative commentary.